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The eco-epidemiological scenario of spotted fever (SF), a tick-borne disease that affects humans and other animals in several countries around the world, was analyzed in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) State, Brazil. During the last 34 years, 990 SF cases were reported in RJ (the Brazilian state with the...

Author(s)
Montenegro, D. C.; Bitencourth, K.; Oliveira, S. V. de; Borsoi, A. P.; Cardoso, K. M.; Sousa, M. S. B.; Giordano-Dias, C.; Amorim, M.; Serra-Freire, N. M.; Gazêta, G. S.; Brazil, R. P.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017, 8, March, pp 505
Abstract

This study was performed in Maranhão state, a transition area two Brazilian biomes, Amazon and Cerrado. During 2011-2013, 1,560 domestic dogs were sampled for collection of serum blood samples and ticks in eight counties (3 within the Amazon and 5 within the Cerrado). A total of 959 ticks were...

Author(s)
Costa, F. B.; Costa, A. P. da; Moraes Filho, J.; Martins, T. F.; Soares, H. S.; Ramirez, D. G.; Dias, R. A.; Labruna, M. B.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 6, pp e0179163
Abstract

This study evaluates the impact of cattle-raising on ticks associated with wildlife in the Pantanal region of Brazil, by trapping free-living ticks using a CO2 tick trap. The traps were equally distributed in two areas: a 600-ha protected area (PA) and the Nhumirim Ranch (NR). Both areas are...

Author(s)
Cançado, P. H. D.; Piranda, E. M.; Mourão, G. M.; Faccini, J. L. H.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2008, 103, 2, pp 371-377
Abstract

Amblyomma parvum is a widespread Neotropical tick found on several domestic animals and is known to harbor a Rickettsia species of yet unknown pathogenicity. However its life cycle on, and suitability of, several of these hosts has not been described. In this work the biology of A. parvum is...

Author(s)
Olegário, M. M. M.; Gerardi, M.; Tsuruta, S. A.; Szabó, M. P. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2011, 179, 1/3, pp 203-208
Abstract

In recent work, 9.7% of the Amblyomma triste of the marsh by the Paraná River in Paulicéia, State of São Paulo, was found infected with Rickettsia parkeri, the etiological agent of spotted fever rickettsiosis in humans. Based on this report, the present study aimed to determine soroprevelence of...

Author(s)
Silveira, I.
Publisher
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Pesquisa da infecção pela bactéria Rickettsia parkeri em humanos, cães, equinos, gambás (Didelphis spp) e carrapatos do gênero Amblyomma spp no municipio de Paulicéia, Estado de São Paulo, 2011, pp 98 pp.
Abstract

Uberlândia in Minas Gerais State, southeastern Brazil, has 622 000 inhabitants and is located in the Cerrado biome, the South American savannah. The city dog population is estimated at 82 000 and identification of tick species and infestation prevalence on this host has not been determined. A major ...

Author(s)
Szabó, M. P. J.; Souza, L. G. A. de; Olegário, M. M. M.; Ferreira, F. A.; Pajuaba Neto, A. de A.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2010, 57, 1/2, pp 72-74
Abstract

The Cerrado is Brazil's tropical savannah, which is arguably under greater threat than the Amazon rainforest. The Cerrado Biome of tropical South America covers about 2 million km2 and is considered a biodiversity hot spot which means that it is especially rich in endemic species and particularly...

Author(s)
Szabó, M. P. J.; Olegário, M. M. M.; Santos, A. L. Q.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Experimental and Applied Acarology, 2007, 43, 1, pp 73-84
Abstract

Considering the ticks of great importance for the paper that they play as reservoir, biological vectors of bioagents and implied in possible infections human beings, then involved in the epidemiology of zoonosis, a searched to verify the prompt prevalence and to evaluate the attributable risks the...

Author(s)
Serra-Freire, N. M.; Pinto, C.
Publisher
Sociedade de Medicina Veterinaria do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 2008, 30, 4, pp 254-259
Abstract

Ticks were collected from 10% of all domestic mammals from 23 properties in a specific region [localities not given] of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, in 1997. Four species of ticks were recorded: Amblyomma cajennense (on cattle, dogs, horses and pigs), Anocentor nitens (on cattle and horses), ...

Author(s)
Guerim, L.; Serra-Freire, N. M.
Citation
Entomología y Vectores, 1998, 5, 5, pp 153-159
Abstract

Collections of Amblyomma auricularium and A. pseudoconcolor Aragão, 1908 are discussed in relation to distribution and hosts. Three tick collections (two from Argentina and a third from the USA) house a total of 574 A. auricularium (307 males, 162 females, 73 nymphs and 32 larvae) and 179 A....

Author(s)
Guglielmone, A. A.; Estrada-Peña, A.; Luciani, C. A.; Mangold, A. J.; Keirans, J. E.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Experimental and Applied Acarology, 2003, 29, 1/2, pp 131-139

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